Sew I recently purchased three nice cotton blend oxford shirts on a very good sale that fit me perfectly(!) to replace some in my closet that are decidedly worn. Well, they are 15 or more years old, I think!! I plan on embellishing the new ones with in-the -hoop embroidery and decorative stitching.
I also have a nice light suede cloth jacket I no longer wear very much but is in great shape and I thought I would alter that down a little bit and embroider that too. Maybe I will do some yarn couching on it (inspired by Bethanne Nemesh, but different). This is all so I can dress in keeping with my fabric artist lifestyle and go out from time to time.I might also change the buttons to something more decorative. These will be nice additions to my wardrobe and are a nice fit (my old shirts are a size larger). I seem to be ok with most of my jeans and slacks, though a new pair of dress slacks might be in order.
My current fall and winter work “uniform” is usually a shirt and black jeans plus a sweater when needed. I suddenly realized how surprisingly old my whole wardrobe is, and it looks it too. So I also have plans to make a nice black suede jacket, a denim one, and a light wool slacks suit out of some of the fabulous fabrics I have in my fashion stash under my bed. I have a few beautiful silk blouses I made some time back in good shape. I think they look nice even a little looser than I used to wear them. We’ll see how much, if any of this that I will get done.
If only I had a fairy godmother with her magic wand. LOL
This all, however, must wait for me to finish the Thanksgiving project and a few other things. Are you doing any fall and winter fashion sewing? Are you embellishing it?
Sew happy everyone! Have fun in your studio!